Mine Brook Estates is a neighborhood of homes west of Pond Street in western Franklin. This area gets its name from Mine Brook, a narrow river that runs along the west side of the neighborhood. The houses in this area are located on Margarets Cove, Mary Ellen Lane, Catherine Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue, and Donato Drive, which form an enclosed circle with no through-traffic.
The homes in Mine Brook Estates are mainly 4-5 bedroom Colonials and Capes with 3 or bedrooms and multiple thousands of square feet in living space. Most of these houses also have a spacious yard and an attached garage. The neighborhood itself is very safe, as you’ll find streetlamps and sidewalks on every road.
Mine Brook Estates is centrally located between some of the area’s largest shopping centers in Natick, Milford, Wrentham, and Foxborough. To the north, residents can spend the day shopping at Natick’s large shopping complex made up of the Natick Mall, Sherwood Plaza, Shoppers World, and Cloverleaf Marketplace. Locals can also head west into Milford and shop at Quarry Square Shopping Center or Plains Mall, both of which are located along Route 16. To the east, there are more than 200 excellent shops and restaurants between Wrentham Village Premium Outlets and Patriot Place in Foxborough.
This neighborhood is about a ten minute drive directly south of Chilson Park and Franklin State Forest, two popular places to spend the day outdoors. During the summertime, many locals spend the day at Chilson Park’s large fields, picnic areas, and sandy beach on the northern coast of Beaver Pond. Residents of Mine Brook Estates can also go hiking, biking, and off-roading at Franklin State Park, the largest woodland area in the entire city.
This neighborhood is just north of an on-ramp for Interstate 495, which drivers can take north towards New Hampshire or southeast towards Cape Cod. Residents of Mine Brook Estates can also travel throughout the area or make their daily commute to work via the local MBTA commuter rail, Route 126, or Route 140.